A NSW police strike force is investigating the theft of 22 handguns during a robbery earlier this year.
Police revealed the stash of weapons was stolen from a unit in Sydney’s west in June.
Officers say a man was forced at gunpoint to open his safe at Mount Druitt, before being tied up and bashed.
The gun owner suffered a gunshot wound to the foot during the theft.
The stolen weapons are predominantly self-loading pistols and revolvers.
They include several Glocks and two pistols with rare custom-coloured parts.
“Locating these firearms to prevent them being used in other crime is our priority,” Detective Superintendent Ken Finch said.
More than 300 guns have been stolen across the state in the past five months.
Following the spate of gun thefts, NSW Police led a government-ordered investigation into whether the gun registry had been hacked.
It found no evidence the registry was compromised.